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There's a mac & cheese restaurant in LA now. Here's what you need to know.

Every once in a while, an idea comes along that changes things forever -- the Internet, Teddy Ruxpin, and now LA's first mac & cheese restaurant: Mac-O-Licious. Here's everything you need to know:

1. They used to be a food truck

And then a favorite at farmers markets, before appearing on the reality show Restaurant Startup. So, finally, reality TV is good for something. One thing. Finally.

MAC-O-LICIOUS

2. They have 10 varieties of mac & cheese

Southern-style? Yep. Covered with blue cheese and crab claw? Yeah. Hickory-smoked bacon and cheddar? Of course. Lobster? Duh...

3. Oh yeah, they've got toppings, too

Want some hot dog on top of that mac? You do. You definitely do. You also may want cornbread. Or ghost pepper. Or, uh, black truffle. They'll do it all.

Mac-O-Licious

4. Don't want mac & cheese at all? There are a few other things on the menu...

They've got soups like lobster bisque, meats like fresh roast beef and Pat LeFrieda sausage, weekend brunch, and mac & cheese 'n sausage casserole... which technically has mac & cheese in it, but COME ON.

5. They also have fried crab and bacon mac & cheese balls

This is real.

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Jeff Miller is the Editor of Thrillist LA and went to high school around the corner from this place. Damn you, not-being-in-high-school-anymore! He's @jeffmillerla on Instagram and @ThrillistLA on Twitter.

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